property market

Could you win a home? The pros and cons of property raffles

Friday, 20 July 2018 | Article

House ‘raffles’ are an increasingly popular way to ‘sell’ a property and offer some people their only chance of homeownership. But are they all they’re cracked up to be? Moneywise finds out

House prices failing to sizzle this summer

Thursday, 19 July 2018 | News

It’s the summer season and with soaring temperatures it’s not surprising that house buying and selling is not a priority for many people.

'Freeze house prices to rebalance economy'

Wednesday, 11 July 2018 | News

House prices should be held at a rate of zero inflation to rebalance the UK economy and to prevent another housing crisis, according to the Institute for Public Policy Research (IPPR).

Failure to shop around for your mortgage can cost thousands

Wednesday, 11 July 2018 | News

Brits spend more time shopping around and researching new cars and holidays, than they do selecting the right mortgage deal, a new survey claims.

'Marks & Spencer effect' pushes property prices up 15%

Tuesday, 10 July 2018 | News

Property close to high-end shops will fetch more than neighbouring areas, with homes close to Marks & Spencer worth 15% more than properties further afield, according to analysis of property data.

Buy-to-let is the 'elephant in the room' of the housing crisis

Monday, 25 June 2018 | News

Low stock, poor planning and buy-to-let investing are the biggest issues facing the housing market, according to new research from think tank Onward.

New opportunities for older mortgage borrowers

Friday, 22 June 2018 | Article

It used to be extremely difficult to be approved for a mortgage in your 60s, but there are now providers that are willing to be more flexible.

UK property market still in the doldrums

Friday, 25 May 2018 | News

Much of the UK housing market remains relatively flat and listless with some exceptions – notably in the Midlands and Wales – according to latest property price indices, with supply shortages providing something of a floor...

"Do we owe an estate agent commission if we didn’t sell our home through them?"

Tuesday, 08 May 2018 | Article

Unfortunately, it is quite common for there to be a dispute where the estate agent alleges that they have introduced the buyer, but the homeowner disagrees.

Landlords who sold in 2017 made £86,651

Monday, 12 March 2018 | News

The average landlord who sold their rental property in England and Wales in 2017 made a gain of £86,651, having owned their home for an average of 8.7 years, according to new lettings market research.